Human Services

Human Services

Human Services - Adult Services

Business and Social Sciences Division, Room T302, (847) 543-2047

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/hus
Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Plan 25HC

This program prepares students for entry- and middle-level positions in agencies and programs specialized in helping people. This includes organizations with programs for children, adolescents, and adults provided through hospitals, nursing homes, institutions for people with developmental disabilities, community human services programs, as well as treatment programs for addiction and substance use disorders. The degree-seeking student completes general education and Human Services core courses, as well as adult services-specific courses. All students are encouraged to consult with department faculty. Human Services courses may transfer to four-year institutions with related programs.

To complete an A.A.S., students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements.


Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

English Composition I

3

course

Introduction to Psychology

3

course +

Introduction to Social Work

3

course +

Drugs and Society

3

course

Contemporary Mathematics or

other higher level math course or science elective

3

Second Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course +

Fundamentals of Speech

3

course

Introduction to Group Dynamics

3

course

Introduction to Counseling Skills

3

course

Ethics in Human Services

2

course

Human Services Practicum Orientation

1

course

Introduction to Sociology

3

Third Semester

17 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Health and Nutrition

3

course

Human Services Practicum I

4

course

Trauma and Violence

4

course

Sociology of the Family

3

Humanities or Fine Arts Elective +

3

Fourth Semester

15-17 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Human Services Practicum II

4

course

Adult Development and Aging or

course

Lifespan Development

3

course

Abnormal Psychology or

course

Being Different: The Sociology of Deviant Behavior

3

course

Human Sexuality or

other Concentration/Elective (see list below)

3

course

Process Addictions/Impulse Disorders or

other Concentration/Elective (see list below)

2

course

Special Topics in Human Services or

other Concentration/Elective (see list below)

2

Total hours for A.A.S. Degree

64

Concentration/Elective Options

Course

Title

Hours

course

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

course

Introduction to Corrections

3

course

Institutional Corrections

3

course

Community-Based Corrections

3

course

Principles of Courtroom Testimony

3

course

Intimate Violence Crisis Response

4

course

Process Addictions/Impulse Disorders

2

course

Diverse/Multicultural Populations

2

course

Pharmacology and Disease in Substance Abuse

3

course

Child Maltreatment

3

course

Special Topics in Human Services

1-3

course

Human Sexuality

3

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

+ Completing coursework during the summer session(s) may enable students to complete the program earlier or reduce the course load during fall and spring semesters.

Note: This plan includes recommendations for students who plan to major in this subject at a four-year school. Students who follow this plan will meet the requirements of a general transfer degree (A.A. or A.S). The CLC degree earned will be a general transfer degree, not a degree in this specific area of study.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact Mick Cullen at (847) 543-2573 or mcullen@clcillinois.edu, or the Business and Social Sciences Division at (847) 543-2047.